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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e47NMAsv ... 2563119249

Journal of the Yurt Playlist (the playlist only gets to episode 39, but there are more episodes available)

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Lots of reasons not to be a consumer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMYXKSy2fb8

Brilliant Australian TV show. Amazing that this stuff gets airtime.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DSQ0W2l ... LgnW-7v-cQ

This video discusses Brian, a polymath living in northwest Oregon. Brian has constructed 5 tiny homes on his completely off-grid property with all kinds of unique technologies that he created or adapted to his structures. He also owns and operates the organic farm on his property as well as a business building traditional kayaks.

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Brian is an "obsessive craftsman" who believes he can build most anything in his life. On his Oregon farm he has built, or renovated, 5 tiny structures. After being told by the county that he couldn't erect a yurt, he built a code-approved main house "to give us a place to legally stay".

Once the main house was built, he created several smaller structures (less than 200 square feet) on the property from 90% local materials.

The farm is completely off the grid and Schulz points out that this doesn't mean they rely on propane or lots of photovoltaics. Nearly all their tools for living have been adapted to fit the off-grid lifestyle. For his prototype solar-powered bathhouse Schulz used recycled solar hot water panels, salvaged hot water tanks (from the dump), a solar thermal window and a recycled soaking tub. Indoors, Schulz has adapted a chest freezer to create a low-consuming refrigerator (using a tenth of the electricity of a regular fridge) and a 1940s wood-fired cookstove to cook, heat and as a heat-exchanger, harvesting waste heat and thermo-syphoning water to heat up the home's hot water.

They do have a limited number of photovoltaic panels which produce about 1000 watts of electricity when the sun is shining (for the entire farm), as well as a micro hydro generator in the creek and solar thermal panels.

Schulz models much of what he builds on the Japanese aesthetic and tries to make everything in his life not just functional, but beautiful (e.g. his bathhouse was designed not just as a shower, but as a way to de-stress).

Schulz is an avid kayaker and for his day job, he builds skin-on-frame kayaks (as well as teach others to build their own).

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Felix wrote:Lots of reasons not to be a consumer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMYXKSy2fb8

Brilliant Australian TV show. Amazing that this stuff gets airtime.
Amazing Resource. Thanks for sharing!

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Here's a nice discussion of the applicability of stoicism to modern life:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDJZKFWPnY4

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http://www.joshuakennon.com/thoughts/

Great Wisdom for ERE Minds!

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This is a video only thread.

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http://www.planbeconomics.com/2013/12/t ... um=twitter

On looking at life.. (this one is a video, sorry about my last post JLF)

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Hi Stand@desk,

Keep standing at that desk and showing us great links and information.
I will have loads of reading to catch up on over Christmas holidays.

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http://www.moviesfoundonline.com/no_internet_week.php

Time for a break from the internets?


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The Long Now Foundation is now publishing their dozen most recent Seminars About Long-term Thinking (SALT) on their website for free:

http://blog.longnow.org/02014/01/06/lon ... -everyone/

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Charles Eisenstein: Money, Values and Trust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScOgao-tRwU

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The movie is about an hour. Interesting watching him try and live without money by a combination of homesteading and bartering with parishioners.

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/201401 ... imple-life

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Iti4JU5ObU

Family Road Trip on the West Coast USA, thoughts on philosophy, simple living, meeting others who live similar along the way..

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I've watched a few videos featuring Russell Brand lately and he has a very similar mindset to ERE. Anti-advertisements, news, destruction of the planet, celebrity worshiping etc.

"I'm glad that I have these heroes (Ghandi, Che Guevara, Malcom X, Jesus) that represent values outside of our popular culture and I urge all of you to choose heroes as well. Because if you don't choose heroes they will be chosen for you and they will not represent values that empower you but powers that enslave you. Ideas that enslave you."

The whole thing is good IMO but here's a great section related to ERE from his new comedy program Messiah Complex. From 50:30 to 1:27:15

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op8PbxaCer4#t=3030

WARNING Highly graphic content. Fair amount of sexual and profane language. If you tend to get offended by either, you probably shouldn't watch.

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Frontier House: Follow the lives of three family groups that agreed to live as homesteaders did on the American frontier in 1883.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL872C99D9FA0E253E

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@jennypenny Thanks for posting. I've watched a couple episodes so far..great stuff. The Klune family is pathetic. Makes me think that a lot of people today wouldn't be able to handle living under these conditions.

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@ Jenny

Been watching that frontier show. Unsurprisingly, two of the couples are now divorced in real life. I have to give them credit though for taking on this experiment. I would be very curious how my family would do in those situations; surviving each other would be harder than chopping wood or milking cows I'm afraid.

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